PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is wasting no time getting out this year’s fishing regulations summary, fishing atlas and fishing forecast. These three publications – available now in digital format at – give anglers all the information they need to catch hand-sized bluegill to possible triple-digit pound blue catfish. Each publication is free, and printed versions are available at most license vendor locations. To find a license vendor nearest you, visit

Fishing Regulations Summary

The 2021 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary explains all the laws and limits you need to know for fishing anywhere in Kansas, and a lot more.

Not sure where to go? There’s a list of Kansas’ Top 10 best fishing spots for Kansas’ most popular fish species. Detailed drawings help anglers identify their catch. A list of state records lets anglers see how well their catch stacks up to the best of them. Anglers can also fill out an application form (see page 51) for when they catch that lunker that qualifies for a coveted Master Angler Award.

The 2021 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary is also a quick resource for things like contacting the nearest game warden or fisheries biologist. There’s enough information on Kansas’ state parks to get you headed to the right one. Scattered amid the 50-plus pages is information on the best places to stay, and where to get the best deals on everything from bobbers to boats.

A Spanish-language version of the 2021 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary will also be available this spring online at and at most license vendor locations. Stay tuned for details.

Fishing Atlas

The 2021 Kansas Fishing Atlas is the companion guide to the regulations summary and gives exact directions to public fishing destinations nearest you. The publication includes state

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